Not sure if I would take this too seriously. It is a study for the Northern part of the hemisphere so those in the South – its not really a study for you. Anyway its interesting.
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First Did You Know for the Year
- Bruce Springsteen said he is afraid of the Trump Presidency, he also said when President Reagan was elected that he was very afraid. I guess he is a very afraid Democrat. (He has got nothing to be afraid of.)
2. A rigorously done new study shows that those with the highest sugar intake had a four-fold increase in their risk of heart attacks compared to those with the lowest intakes. That’s 400 percent! Just one 20-ounce soda increases your risk of a heart attack by about 30 percent.
3. If you see this label
a. A four-digit code beginning with a 3 or a 4 means the produce is probably conventionally grown. The last digits of the code represent the kind of the fruit or vegetable you are buying. For example, bananas are always labeled with the code of 4011.
b. If there are five numbers, and the first is “8″, then the product is genetically modified. The label on genetically modified banana (GE-genetically engineered of GMO) would contain the numbers 84011.
c. A five-digit number that starts with a 9 means the item is organic. Organic bananas are labeled with 94011.
EWG ( The Environmental Working Group) analyzed pesticide residue testing data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and Food and Drug Administration to come up with rankings for these popular fresh produce items.
The Environmental Protection Agency warns that the consumption of pesticides can lead to health problems such as “birth defects, nerve damage, cancer, and other effects that might occur over a long period of time.” Children are especially at risk of harm from pesticides.
Orangutan females give birth only about once every 8 years, the longest time between births of any mammal on earth.
Orangutans share almost 97 percent of the human DNA (scary)
A bird’s takes up about 50 percent of its head. A humans eyes take up about 5 percent of its head.
1.Scientists are planning to reanimate a 30,000 year old extinct virus found in the permafrost of Siberia to understand its origin and mod of evolution. If it can be easily revived the concern is that with the climate changing and the Siberian ground ice melting it could cause the virus to reawaken a more harmful virus. Found buried 30 meters ( 100 ft ) deep in the frozen solid this could be the second time that researchers will reawaken a prehistoric virus.
2. Japanese population is shrinking. Japan’s birth rate fell to a new record low in 2014, with data showing just over a million new births.
The estimated number of people who died in 2014 totaled 1.269 million, rising for the fifth year in a row.
The main causes for Japan’s population decline are both economic and social. More than twenty years of economic stagnation have seriously dampened any kind of optimism.
3. Taco bell has a taco made completely from fried chicken. They recently introduced ‘naked crispy chicken taco’.
There is only two locations in which it’s sold, one in Lost Hills, Calif., and the other in Bakersfield, Calif.
It’s a breaded white meat chicken shell filled with lettuce, tomato, shredded cheese, and avocado ranch sauce.
For me it sounds rather yummy
4. A device that reanimates organs taken from dead patients has shown promise in heart transplant surgeries. The so-called “heart in a box” uses tubing and oxygen to pump blood and electrolytes into hearts from recently deceased patients, allowing the organs to continue functioning within a chamber. A Massachusetts-based company, Transmedics said this system has been successfully deployed in at least 15 heart transplants in the UK and Australia, and is awaiting regulatory approval in the US.
Until now, hearts used for transplants have usually been extracted from brain-dead patients; those from dead patients have been considered too damaged. Once removed, the hearts are also stored and transported in cold temperatures to avoid rapid deterioration, though scientists have begun using devices like the “Heart in a Box’ to keep the organs warm and functioning. That, doctors say, could increase the pool of donated hearts by between 15 and 30 percent.
5. Reversible Destiny Lofts —founded by Shusaku Arakawa, a Japanese neo-Dadaist and associate of Marcel Duchamp, and Madeline Gins, an American poet with a background in physics and Eastern philosophy—has produced several homes and recreational sites designed to create a more robust body and mind. Chief among them are the Reversible Destiny Lofts in Tokyo, a set of nine apartments built-in 1995 that come with instructions for use.
The lofts have spherical rooms, undulating concrete floors riddled with bumps, and candy-colored walls. Poles and ladders run from floor to ceiling in unexpected places and electrical outlets dangle from above. Each apartment resembles a playground designed without regard for child safety regulations.
The concept behind the unconventional design is that inhabitants will be forced to use their brains and bodies in unusual ways in order to navigate the space. There is no chance of settling into routines and rote (habitual repitition ) movements, because the challenging architecture makes it impossible. The goal is to never become comfortable—comfort, according to Reversible Destiny’s philosophy, means death
This woman, a Mother Of three
Was the responsible for the increase of the Mackie Family tree
A Grandmother,and Great,and Great great Grandmother
29 is the number and one other to come, a grandchild to my Brother
My Brother Barry whom I believe would have been looking down
My Mother survived my Brother, and his memory remains with all of his Grandchildren running around
This is a photo of Mom my brother Frank and me
All her Grandchildren from us three
My Mom is looking pretty good though at 95, as you can see
Actually in years to come that could look like me
So Mom love you and that day was great for all of us
Lots of kids, great food, lots of laughs and not a great fuss
Without you Mom we would not be on this Planet Earth
Without you Mom all these kids, they would not have been given birth
With Respect and Love, the beautiful woman you have become
Have a great day and I wish you a Happy Mothers Day Mom
At the races and only just in their 20’s how fabulous they look
My Mum and Dad so young and happy, great times together they took
They could never have imagined what the future could bring them both
My Dad died rather young my Mum with Dementure no sign of improvement or growth
For those loved ones who were close and have passed this way
Watch over my Mum. May she join you? She is in a place she does not want to stay
She says “I am trying to be brave but my heart hurts so much”
With a mountain of tears she sobs on my shoulder, for goodness sake Dad come get her, she needs your strong touch
Like many, in this world Dementure takes a hold
To a home they are sent – “they will take care of you she is told”.
They lose their home, their identity and in her case her dog
They give them drugs to ease the pain, so their mind is calmed into a fog
Yep my Mum she has lost her dog the one thing she holds dear
My beautiful Mum says “I never dreamt in my lifetime I would be in a place like here
Mum is now going 95 and wishes to die each day
Surely we have the right to decide for ourselves, how and which way
I feel her pain, her emptiness, her loss of pride
A home of many vacant minds, there is no place for her to hide
Why is it that the law will not bend?
Because society decides, with no quality of life, we must live right to the end?
She is now not safe, within a few weeks, to be on her own
The length of her future or the quality is surely not known
God show mercy and bring her some peace
Help her hurt go away, make it cease
She asks – “Is this purgatory for me here right now?” I don’t know
Not being a Catholic, I know you are a great person Mum so Heaven is where you will go
So when you get there give my Dad my Brother a big hug and you can from me say hello
“Can you give me a pill that could put me asleep permanently and not fail”
“Mum I so would but its illegal and they would put me in Jail”
The great pain I feel for her and the many tears I shed
I think we all need to consider for us what lies ahead
They say we choose our parents before we enter this earth
Well we should have the right to leave as we chose our birth
Well Mum I am no longer with you in person and I know you are lonely and becoming frail
Euthanasia is an illegal option, my dear Mum I would if I could but they would put me in jail
Christmas has alway for us, been a family time, the birth of ‘Christ’, and all the good things that come with Christmas. It is not about being politically correct it is about having a ‘Very Merry Christmas’
French was the official language of England for about 300 years, from 1066 till 1362
The oldest rose in the world has flourished for over 1,000 years on the wall of Hildesheim cathedral in Germany
The amount of carbon in the human body is enough to fill about 9,000 lead pencils.
The story of Cinderella first appears in a Chinese book written between 850 and 860 A.D.
Orangutan females give birth only about once every 8 years, the longest time between births of any mammal on earth. Orangutans share almost 97 percent of the human DNA
Piano was invented in 1698 by an Italian, Bartolomeo Cristofori. There are over 12,000 parts in a piano, 10,000 which are moving.
According to National Geographic the Earths population will hit 7 Billion in 2011
World Population « 2% of the population owns 50% of the wealth.
Life Expectancy « Because of improved health care, the average life expectancy has risen from 52 years in 1960 to 69 years today.
Migration Rate « More than 200 million people – over 3 percent of the world’s population – live outside the country in which they were born.
Internet users « Most of the world accesses the internet through computers shared in libraries, offices, or internet cafes.
Personal computers « Computers are still a luxury for most of the world because of cost and lac of infrastructure that delivers reliable electricity and internet connections.
Years of Education « Increases in education affect not only economic development but population: The more education a woman receives, the fewer children she is likely to bear.
August is baby month
August, the month with the highest birth rate. 19.5% of new August babies are born in India and 11.6% in China.
About 51% of all babies born in the US are boys; 49% are girls.
More babies are born on Tuesdays and Wednesdays than any other day, with Sundays delivering the fewest babies. And compared with other months, the stork flies least in February.
Bananas are the world’s most popular fruit after tomatoes. In western countries, they could account for 3% of a grocer’s total sales. Bananas consistently are the number one compliant of grocery shoppers. Most people complain when bananas are overripe or even freckled. The fact is that spotted bananas are sweeter
Labor Day in the USA
Celebrated annually as a public holiday on the first Monday in September, Labor Day signifies the end of summer for many in the USA. The first Labor Day, however, was held on a Tuesday in 1882. In “pursuit of happiness” through shorter hours and higher pay, printers were the first to go on a strike.
The origin of the dollar
A mining hole in the mountains of Bohemia produced so much silver it became the official source of coinage for the entire Holy Roman Empire. The mine was in a valley called Joachimsthal, and the coins came to have the same name: “Joachimstalers.” Over time this became shortened to “Talers” and over more time, the American pronunciation of the word became the name for the currency that you would like to have in your pocket.
The $ sign was designed in 1788 by Oliver Pollock, a New Orleans businessman, using a combination of Spanish money symbols.
Bank of America started as Bank of Italy
Amedeo Giannini, son of Italian immigrants to the US, started the Bank of Italy in a converted saloon in San Francisco at 9 am on Monday, October 17, 1904. On the first day, 28 deposits totalled $8,780.
When an earthquake struck in 1907, he ran his bank from a plank in the street – the word “bank” is from the Italian “banca”, meaning a bench or counter. Word quickly spread about his service and by 1916 he had several branches. By 1929, the bank was strong enough to withstand the Great Depression stock crash. Giannini changed the name to Bank of America in 1928 and remained chairman until 1963.